Not directly related to the new scene, but I do think it is very important to come up with a test for shutter shock/ mirror slap. After all, what is the point of spending £1000s on a new system only to find that a lot of the shutter speeds are unusable. What is the value of hi-res lenses and good high iso capability if many shots are blurred due to SS or MS?
I know SS may be lens dependent and the tests will be difficult to devise, but you are the review leaders and it would be a real coup to lead the way on this thorny issue!
Apologies re my comment about not globally selecting RAW/JPGs & ISOs. The new system is even better than the old!
Its good to see new developments and, especially, the opportunity for feedback - much appreciated!
Perhaps I didn't spot it but I always found the facility to 'globally' change the ISO and RAW/JPG settings very useful. Its a bit of a drag to have to change each one individually. Apologies if I've missed it!
Secondly, I do miss the old scene. I've used it many, many times and I feel I know what to look for and how to interpret the results.So could you include some of the original items which I find are particularly useful - e.g. the watch, the note with the old lady's face, the bottle label with the coins etc.
I know I'll get used to the new scene eventually, but could you explain why it was necessary to use a completely different one and what the advantages are please?
ChrisKramer1: I hope the dynamic range will be better than the GF1 and that Panasonic will be able to lighten the shadow areas the same way Nikon does with their Active D Lighting system. That said, Panasonic seem the only company to really nail the "small system with DSLR-like quality" idea. The Sony NEX 5n may have superior image quality but I find its design totally unusable (ultra small body and huge lenses? I can only imagine what Kenny Everett would have said). I don't see any appeal in the NEX-7 because its size is in DSLR territory. And I find the Olympus M43 competition not as well designed - too thin and poorer build quality. So I would like to get the GX1 with a viewfinder and 25mm. But I won't because I don't have the money :-D
Without a built-in decent evf (as in the NEX7) the GX1 can hardly compete in the advanced enthusiast / pro stakes as you can’t use the add-on EVF with a better flashgun. And that is before you think about the sensor! Sure it is a bit better that the earlier ones but it has to be measured against that of the NEX 7! Come Panasonic – get your act together! You need to take on & beat the NEX 7 if you are to capture this market.I was thinking of upgrading my GF1 but I’m having second thoughts. I’ll stick to my GF1 & upgrade my ‘large’ camera (EOS 5D) instead.
jpr2: if only Ricoh took heed of the recent uproars created by built-in VFs of x100 and Nex7 :( !!
I had a GR1 & really loved it until the little LED control screen went. Then I acquired a GX100 and really loved that as the control system was excellent & the results were very good. That is until the controls started to play up! Perhaps I was unlucky!
So now I have an LX5 & really love it! Well built & versatile with an excellent control system. I hope it lasts longer than the Ricohs!
I hope the GR4 has an improved sensor as that was the one weak link in the GX100.